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  • proper n. A female given name.


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  • "Phillida is Old English for Phyllis," he explained.

    Old Valentines A Love Story

  • For the comfort of the reader, let me add that the name Phillida should be accented on the first syllable, and pronounced with the second vowel short.

    The Faith Doctor A Story of New York

  • "And you visit her?" asked Millard, with a hardly concealed repulsion at the notion of Phillida climbing these populous stairs and threading the dingy and malodorous hallways above.

    The Faith Doctor A Story of New York

  • "Phillida," and a little shiver ran over her nerves like a sudden wind playing on the chords of an AEolian harp.

    The Master-Christian

  • 'Phillida'; -- 'Pon-Pon,' as they call her, "she thought," She serves as a model to half the artists in Rome.

    The Master-Christian

  • "Phillida" picture back in the portfolio and paced slowly to and fro in her studio, considering deeply.

    The Master-Christian

  • "Phillida," he said one evening, a month after Phillida's work as a faith-doctor had begun, "I wish you would tell me more about your mission work."

    The Faith Doctor A Story of New York

  • Mrs. Hilbrough turned about at this moment to find Phillida, meaning to take her home in the carriage, but Phillida, engrossed with thoughts and feelings excited by the address, had slipped away and taken the Madison

    The Faith Doctor A Story of New York

  • It would not do to say "Phillida," and "Miss Callender" would sound forced and formal.

    The Faith Doctor A Story of New York

  • Et Phillida solus habeto, Take her to you, God give you joy, sir.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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